On the 28th of May at the Seoul Jazz Festival , Tablo announced made several announcements about their upcoming 9th album .
The first was through his instagram where he posted a letter on his Instagram Story
The translation as follows
Epik High will be going abroad for a long time to produce our 9th album.
It’s a shame but the “Now Playing” small theater concerts that we have with you every year will have to be skipped. Sorry.
As a result today’s Seoul Jazz Festival is going to be a special performance. See you guys real soon.
I promise to audiences who cannot make it to the festival today that we’ll come back with a great album ASAP.
Translation : cocoonedsoul + wannabe @icaruswalks
Following the Instagram announcement , during the performance, Tablo announced two key points about their comeback
- The album title : We’ve Done Something Wonderful
- Comeback season : Fall
— 미듀 (@daydream_0224) May 28, 2017
From this video we have transcribed/translated what Epik High have said about the album
Tablo: Epik High hasn’t released a album for 3 years. So fans are asking if we’re retiring or hate making money. The company says stuff too but we’re working hard making it. Maybe! This fall… Epik High’s 9th full-length album… as ever with melancholic and sad music… will come out/get released. We’ll work hard until then. Today will probably be our last event with you guys.
Mithra: Right. ____. Its nice meeting you guys like this but the album will only be released if we work. We’ll be in the recording studio for a bit.
Tablo: Looking at this scene (?), we’ve named the 9th album and it really suits this scene. It’s a English title so if we told you now…
Tukutz: You’re/We’re not going to change it right?
Tablo: We’re not going to change it.
Tukutz: Yes yes.
Tablo: The title is ‘We’ve Done Something Wonderful’. It has a deep meaning. Right this moment makes me think ‘We’ve Done Something Wonderful’.
Translation thanks to Haricha @icaruswalks
While the album title feels a bit vague and long, from the exclusive instagram account we have concluded a possible alternative reference of the album name is WDSW. Tablo also mentioned the title is related to some film/movie. We haven’t been able to figure what he was talking about, if you do feel free to @ us or comment below!
Previously Tablo also said the songs are not suited for summer.
(BloIGlive)When asked whether it will come out this year Tablo said yes, asked if in the summer-Blo said EH songs don't fit in w/ summer
— Epik Updates #WDSW (@icaruswalksnet) February 28, 2017
Another point of interest is that both Tablo’s instagram story & a post (we cannot share) from the exclusive instagram both show that Epik High’s album required the members to travel overseas. Whether this means that Epik High will have overseas featurings or not we cannot really know for sure at the moment. But last year Tablo did hint at that Epik High may do a collaboration with Sekai No Owari.
Also the interview mentioned there will be a project with Sekai No Owari + Indie Musicians w/ EH/Tablo too
— Epik Updates #WDSW (@icaruswalksnet) November 22, 2016
Due to the nature of the exclusive account being private we cannot give full details or show certain posts, instead you can try your luck by requesting to follow the account.